The Obama administration lectured Republicans for failing to protect unborn children from the Zika virus, on the same day it celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down an abortion law in Texas.
“We are pleased by today’s decision,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters during the daily briefing. He praised the decision for ruling that health and safety mandates for abortion clinics in Texas were unconstitutional, a key victory for pro-abortion activists.
“We think it’s an important one in that it underscores the reproductive freedom of women across the country,” Schulz continued. “We believe that government should not intrude on these most private family matters, and that women should be able to make their own choices about their body and health care.”
But in the same briefing, Schultz condemned Republicans for failing to protect “unborn children” who were threatened by the Zika virus. After Republicans readied a $1.1 billion funding package to fight Zika, the White House criticized it for not spending enough money.
“This is a public health emergency and so I don’t know — it shouldn’t be a Democratic cause to help protect women and unborn children from birth defects,” he said. “This should be something that actually enjoys bipartisan support in Congress. This one shouldn’t be complicated.”